Literature and Language Teaching: A Guide for Teachers and Trainers

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 28, 1993 - Foreign Language Study - 267 pages
Literature and Language Teaching is for teachers and trainers who want to incorporate literature into the language classroom. The book can be used as a resource by trainers working with groups of teachers, by teacher development groups or by teachers working on their own. Literature and Language Teaching contains tasks and activities which:" encourage reflection on some of the issues and debates involved in using literature in the language classroom " explore different approaches to using literature with teenage and adult learners at all levels " suggest criteria for selecting and evaluating materials for classroom use" identify some of the distinctive features of novels, short stories, poems and plays so that these can be successfully exploited in the classroom " provide a wide range of practical ideas and activities for developing materials which teachers can use with their own learners " encourage the observation and assessment of lessons using literacy texts " draw on literary texts in English by a variety of authors from all over the world Each section of the book is designed to be self-contained so that users of the book can select what is most relevant to their purpose. A key to the tasks and activities is provided, as well as guidelines for teacher trainers which suggest different ways of using the activities in the book as part of a training programme.

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